Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year end wrap up for 2011

I blogged every sewing project completed in 2011.  I guess it was a fairly productive year as I made 21 quilts, 4 wall hangings, 2 table runners, 10 bags, 9 pillows and 9 garments.

Here is what I sewed:

  • 2 selvage quilts
  • Pink floral quilt
  • Blue embroidered quilt
  • Hawaiian quilt
  • Jelly bean quilt
  • Wedding quilt
  • Baby quilt
  • 2 mini quilts for mom
  • 11 charity quilts
Wall hangings
  • Spring and Summer season wall hangings
  • Basket applique wall hanging
  • Asian wall hanging
Table runner
  • Embroidered runner and 8 napkins for co-worker
  • Christmas runner for secret santa exchange at work
  • 9 selvage bags
  • Serger wine bag
  • 9 turtle pillows for Painted Turtle Camp
  • 2 Little House on the Prairie hats
  • Wedding vest and muslin vest
  • Knit wrap dress
  • Taupe pair of pants
  • White long sleeve and teal floral sleeveless blouses
  • Green tweed jacket

Friday, December 30, 2011

Last finished quilt for 2011

This quilt was from a class I took taught by my friend Sandy.  Using my embroidery machine more was a goal this year so I embroidered teapots on the center squares. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tree of Life Selvage Quilt

I finally finished the second selvage quilt.  I started it last spring at a retreat but put it aside for other projects.  The year is winding down and I am determined to start 2012 with few UFO's.  This quilt is going to be entered into the guild quilt show in March.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Selvage bags

Sewing bags were made out of fabric selvages for my sewing friends.  I also made a few extra for me.  In total, I made nine bags.  I quilted the bags as I topstitched the selvages so they would hold up when storing notions like scissors.  I also put the zippers in using the serger.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Serger wine bag

This wine bag was made on the serger during a class last week.  After the holidays I hope to find the time to make more.  I need to get more of the animal print fabric as I think it makes the bag.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Secret Santa Table Runner

We had our office holiday lunch today where we exchanged gifts.  I made a Christmas table runner for the person I drew.  She was so excited about the table runner that she is going to hang it on the wall so it doesn't get ruined.  I think it turned out great and I finished sewing the binding  this morning.  Nothing like sewing down to the wire.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar baby quilt

I finished the baby quilt this morning just barely in time to give it to Monica at her shower today.  Pretty good considering that I didn't start on the quilt until the week of Thanksgiving.  I ordered the kit months ago and thought it was a baby quilt but ended up being twin size.  Needless to say, it took longer to make that I thought.  Now it is time to get started on Christmas gifts.